Monthly Archives: February 2019

Accused child abusers report for first appearance

Posted on February 28, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

by WHITLEY CLIFTON

A first appearance hearing for Brandy Lee, 32 of Swainsboro, and William Branden Woods, 39 of Swainsboro, was held today, February 28, at 3 p.m. in the Emanuel County Courthouse with The Honorable Judge Kathy Stephens Palmer presiding.

Facing unindicted cases for warrants issued in Emanuel County on February 27, the two are being held in custody after allegedly abusing a 3-month-old girl.

During the early hours Read More


TBT: February and March 1981

Posted on February 28, 2019 12:12 pm by Whitley Clifton

   We are taking it back to the year 1981 on this #ThrowBackThursday! During the months of February and March 1981, the following made news:

Spivey State Bank makes plans for remote control drive-in window installation.

SHS Principal Jimmy Harper gets held for ransom by Emanuel County Nursing Home residents in effort of raising $1,000 for Emanuel County Heart Fund.

Donnie Price reports 220 fires for the year 1980.

Frank Boss, … Read More


Two arrested, charged with child abuse

Posted on February 28, 2019 10:10 am by Halei Lamb

by HALEI LAMB

One man and one woman are now in custody after allegedly abusing a 3-month-old girl yesterday.

Investigators believe Brandy Lee, 32 of Swainsboro, left her daughter in the care of William Branden Woods, 39 of Swainsboro. During that time, Woods allegedly physically and sexually abused the child.

Sometime during the morning of Wednesday, February 27, Woods called for EMS. When help arrived at Latitude 105, the apartment … Read More


R&F Marketing Pillow Sale

Posted on February 28, 2019 10:10 am by Melva Kirkland

First pillow sale of 2019 this Saturday, March 2nd, from 7am – 12pm, at 610 E. Main Street in Swainsboro.
Starting this year, 2019, they are making changes to not only their prices, but the product as well.  Most items in the past have been stained, torn, over-runs, slightly damaged, etc.  This year there will be very few items of this nature.  They will be pulling in mostly new stock
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Swainsboro High School soccer off to terrific start

Posted on February 28, 2019 10:10 am by Whitley Clifton

by HALEI LAMB

In just its fourth year, Swainsboro High School’s soccer program is on the rise.

The girls are currently 3-0 in Region 2-AA and 6-1 on the season just four weeks into play. The boys, however, are 2-2-1 overall and though their record may be as sharp, a recent overtime victory says they, too, are headed in the right direction.

The Lady Tigers opened the season January 31 Read More


Swainsboro Tigers drop two in Wendy’s Invitational

Posted on February 28, 2019 10:10 am by Whitley Clifton

by TROUP BRINSON

The Swainsboro Tiger baseball team (3-4) has started somewhat slow to open the season, knocking off Treutlen for two of their three wins. Swainsboro lost both games of the Wendy’s Invitational over the weekend, shutout by Jenkins County 2-0 and falling apart defensively against Bleckley County in an 8-4 loss.

The Tigers opened the week with an easy 12-1 victory over Treutlen on Wednesday. DJ Jackson and Read More


SHS Lady Tigers fall in Sweet 16

Posted on February 28, 2019 10:10 am by Whitley Clifton

by TROUP BRINSON

The Swainsboro Tigers matched up against the powerful Laney Wildcats last Wednesday in the second round of the state playoffs, falling 72-55 and ending their season. Senior Dynesha Brown was the only Tiger to score in double figures with 24 points, and Swainsboro was unable to keep up with the reigning state champs.

Early, the Tigers kept pace with the Wildcats, even holding the lead midway through Read More


Seedling Garden Club meets, plans flower show

Posted on February 28, 2019 10:10 am by Whitley Clifton

The Seedling Garden Club met Monday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. inside Swainsboro First United Methodist Church’s social hall. The main topic of the meeting was the planning of the spring flower show.

Using the title “Plant America with Georgia on My Mind,” the floral exhibition will be held April 27 and April 28 at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center on the Swainsboro campus of East Georgia State Read More


Track and field meet to take place March 16

Posted on February 28, 2019 10:10 am by Whitley Clifton

Swainsboro Emanuel County Recreation Department will hold its countywide track and field meet Saturday, March 16, at Swainsboro High School’s Tiger Field.

Participants should report at 9:30 a.m., and competition will begin at 10 a.m. promptly.

Boys and girls ages seven to 14 may compete in three events (two running and one field or one running and two field).

In order to be eligible, competitors must be 7-years-old as of Read More


Meeting about adult softball league to be held

Posted on February 28, 2019 10:10 am by Whitley Clifton

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department will hold an organizational meeting for its adult softball league Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. at the recreation department, located at 632 McLeod Bridge Road in Swainsboro. Anyone interested in entering a team should attend. For further information, call 237-8098.


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